Derrick Carr was the first VHTRC finisher at the Bear 100 mile held on September 30 - October 1 in Utah. (We think Derrick was 21st, but the results are not clear.) There were other VHTRC finishers. Bear Web site
Neal Gorman was the first VHTRC finisher, and third overall, at the 2011 Leadville 100. Other VHTRC finishers noted in the posted results [pdf] are Phil Turk, who came in under 22 hours, and David Snipes, who successfully notched another 100 in his Last Great Race/Grand Slam summer.
Joe and Michele were wonderful hosts for the annual VHTRC volunteer recognition party on August 6. Volunteers and members enjoyed fellowship, good food, and high quality adult beverages. There was even shelter for the rain! Thanks to all volunteers and to Joe and Michele for being great hosts.
Dave Snipes finished the Angeles Crest 100 mile on July 24, a new mid-July date for the event. Former VHTRC member, Tom Nielsen was third. Angeles Crest traverses the Southern California's San Gabriel Mountains finishing near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Results
The 33rd Old Dominion 100 was an epic year with great weather, a packed field, and fantastic volunteer support. Neal Gorman won in 16:16.47, Linda Gaudette was first woman in 22:03.22. There were 68 runners from 15 states. Neal, Eric Grossman, and Jeremy Pade lost 25 mins due to missing course markings heading into Elizabeth Furnace. Karsten Brown was second, Eric third, Jeremy fourth, followed by David Ploskonka and Keith Knipling. Sean Andrish finished along with many other VHTRCers on this challenging course. . Bobby Gill Photo is Neal at Elizabeth Furnace. OD Web site
The annual VHTRC trail work party will be held on Saturday, April 30. We have, finally, updated the Web page and RSVP for this year. (Sorry about that.) In the last few years, we have teamed with mountain bike groups to clear many miles of trail. Our work not only helps the MMT runners, but it also makes the trails better for all users. Come join us. More information and RSVP
Mike Bur and Bill Losey successfully completed one, 20-mile loop in 12:37 at the Barkley Marathons this weekend. For some reason they chose not to start a second loop. Brett Maune, the speed record holder of the John Muir Trail, finished four loops as of 9:00pm Sunday and had 16 hours to finish loop five in under the 60 hour time limit. Unofficial 2011 results, as well as photos from Keith Dunn and archived results are on Matt Mahoney's Barkley website.
March 26 saw two runs in the southern part of Virginia -- Bel Monte 50 mile and Terrapin Mountain 50 km. There were several VHTRC members at each event. Brad Hinton won the Bel Monte 50 km. If anyone has more information on either of these runs, he or she can add it in a comment. Bel Monte Results | Terrapin Mt Results